RYA Day Skipper Practical Course

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This course gives you the chance to take charge on short passages under instruction. You will concentrate on pilotage boat handling seamanship and navigation.

RYA Coastal Skipper/Competent Crew

About the course

Delivered over 2 days, this taster course will teach you the basics of yachting, including steering a yacht, rope work, sail trimming and safety onboard.

You’ll develop a basic knowledge of sea terms, parts of the boat, rigging and sails, experience sailing a yacht on all points of sail, and steer a yacht under sail or power. The course also covers emergency equipment and precautions, clothing and equipment, meteorology, and how to recover someone overboard.

Basic sailing ability. 5 days, 100 miles and 4 night hours onboard a sailing yacht. Navigation and theory knowledge to Day Skipper Shorebased level.

5 days, 3 weekends or 3 days plus 2 days

You do not need to bring anything other than warm clothes and suitable footwear. We will supply wet gear and safety equipment. Although the course is for adults over the age of 18 years we can accomodate a child accopanied by a parent.

This couse is taught with a ratio of (5:1) students to instructor and covers the following:

Preparation for sea, deck work, navigation, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, maintenance and repair work, engines, victualling, emergency situations, yacht handling under power, yacht handling under sail, passage making, night cruising

  • RYA Day Skipper Certification

Skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day.

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